Windjammer by George Cousins

The German Navy training ship Gorch Fock ll, one of six such ships originally built at the Blohm & Voss shipyards in Hamburg.She was built in 1958 serving as a training ship for the West German Navy until the fall of the Berlin wall, after which she continues to serve the German Navy. The first 5 ships had various destinies. One of them,ex-Horst Vessel, became the U.S.Coast Guard’s Eagle.

The Gorch Fock ll was one of the largest ships at the Tall Ships Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in July, 2007.

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WINNER of the challenge"For The Barque Only” in the Group A Love of Boats


  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful ship, George and wonderful lit!

  • Hi David, sorry I’m late, life got in the way again! Glad you liked her, we were lucky to get aboard her that time.

    – George Cousins

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 4 years ago

    Stunning George…..this looks awesome and such beautiful lighting and detai !!

  • Hi Sean, good to see you again, hope things are improving for you. Thanks very much for the compliment,I was really happy with it!

    – George Cousins

  • tom j deters
    tom j detersover 4 years ago

    Wow, I would love just to see that ship! Great shot George!!!

  • Many thanks Tom, those big ones are a rare sight, I was lucky to be at the Tall Ships Festival to see her. Glad you liked it:)

    – George Cousins

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 4 years ago

    Brilliant Image George, came out a top shelf winner, very well done :)

  • Hi Shannon, thank you, very much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • Terence Russell
    Terence Russellover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture, George. Marvelous vessel!

  • Thank you Terence, sadly,there aren’t that many of those beauties left. I’ve just been lucky a few times.

    – George Cousins

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    This is absolutely a stunner George simply beautiful and a fave x

  • Hello Irene, sorry I’m late..thanks so much my dear friend, I’m glad you liked it, and thanks too for the fave!

    – George Cousins

  • wayne51
    wayne51over 4 years ago

    What an awesome ship well captured. Wayne

  • Hi Wayne, you’re very kind, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • TonyCrehan
    TonyCrehanover 4 years ago

    Great shot of a majestic sailing ship George.

  • Thanks Tony, appreciate your kind comment!

    – George Cousins

  • Clive
    Cliveover 4 years ago

    Superb capture of an amazing sailing vessel George, excellent detail

  • Hello Clive, very much appreciated, glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 4 years ago

    beautiful ship and superb shot!!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment!

    – George Cousins

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